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Achieving Great Sound in the Age of Loudness Wars

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There has been much concern and discussion about the ever increasing demand for higher and higher mix and mastering levels. Veteran mastering engineers Adrian Carr and Bryan Martin will take a new perspective to discuss techniques and processes to improve and maintain fidelity in the current “Maximum-Volume-Level” marketplace. Though this presentation is geared toward the working engineers of today, it is of particular importance to the up and coming generation. Since the level of CD’s is not decreasing, the young engineer can still be aware of the advantages he has and the pitfalls he faces.

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